Concord Law School’s Learning Management System and Flash Classroom Chat

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

Concord Law School is a business unit of Kaplan, Inc., which is one of the Washington Post Companies. Concord is a fully online law school that has been in existence for 8 years. Over that time, its Learning Management System (LMS) has evolved to encompass all aspects of the law school experience including synchronous and asynchronous learning, web based registration, exam and quiz taking, assignment submission, grading, community building, faculty/student communication, virtual library resources, and career services. Recently, the synchronous classroom piece of the LMS has been revamped using Macromedia Flash Technology. Craig Gold, Professor and Associate Dean for Technology and the chief architect of the LMS and Steve Burnett, Associate Dean for Business Development will do a live demonstration the Flash based synchronous classroom as well other aspects of the Concord experience. Attendees will be able to participate in the synchronous classroom using their own computers.

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Stephen Burnett
Associate Dean for Business Development
Concord University School of Law

Craig Gold
Associate Dean for Technology
Concord University School of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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